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A government minister has warned that inbreeding among immigrants is causing a surge in birth defects - comments likely to spark a new row over the place of Muslims in British society.

Phil Woolas, an environment minister, said the culture of arranged marriages between first cousins was the "elephant in the room".

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Woolas emphasised the practice did not extend to all Muslim communities but was confined mainly to families originating from rural Pakistan. However, up to half of all marriages within these communities are estimated to involve first cousins.

Medical research suggests that while British Pakistanis are responsible for 3% of all births, they account for one in three British children born with genetic illnesses.

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"If you talk to any primary care worker they will tell you that levels of disability among the . . . Pakistani population are higher than the general population. And everybody knows it’s caused by first cousin marriage.

"That’s a cultural thing rather than a religious thing. It is not illegal in this country.

"The problem is that many of the parents themselves and many of the public spokespeople are themselves products of first cousin marriages. It’s very difficult for people to say ‘you can’t do that’ because it’s a very sensitive, human thing."

He added that the issue is not talked about. "The health authorities look into it. Most health workers and primary care trusts in areas like mine are very aware of it. But it’s a very sensitive issue. That’s why it’s not even a debate and people outside of these areas don’t really know it exists."

Woolas was supported by Ann Cryer, Labour MP for Keighley, who called for the NHS to do more to warn parents of the dangers of inbreeding.

"This is to do with a medieval culture where you keep wealth within the family," she said.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/poli...icle3342040.ece


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please, gupt you are trash

have not changed your postings for the past 2 years. Same BS articles against muslims, good job. keep up the good work. freaking idiot.

why dont you talk about how women are treated in india.

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please, gupt you are trash

have not changed your postings for the past 2 years. Same BS articles against muslims, good job. keep up the good work. freaking idiot.

why dont you talk about how women are treated in india.

there's no call for that type of language just because he posted a news story you don't agree with.

and yes, you've been reported. :thumbs:


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ok charles stop it, you know its true. he has been doing it for over 2 years, and you just go and support him every time.


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My dad's coworker married his first cousin (Pakistanis, yes) and their kids have genetic disorders. Something to do with their bones being fragile.

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ok charles stop it, you know its true. he has been doing it for over 2 years, and you just go and support him every time.

it's not that i'm supporting him, i'm disagreeing with your selection of words. understand the difference?


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unfortunately not backed up by statistics. don't buy it. another excuse to dis you know who...

Medical research suggests that while British Pakistanis are responsible for 3% of all births, they account for one in three British children born with genetic illnesses.

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The whole problem with this kind of thing is that the public at large seem to be extremely ignorant about cultural differences, especially when the media gets involved and loaded phrases like "medieval" are used to describe them.

If anyone hasn't been following it - the Archbishop of Canterbury is facing calls for his resignation following comments made about Sharia law. Comments, taken out of context - because people hear the word Sharia and (again thanks to the media coverage) instantly conjure up images of the flogging, stoning and limb amputations which take place in parts of the ME. Nowhere in what Rowan Williams said was he talking about establishing a parallel judicial system, arbitration of family "civil" law has absolutely nothing to do with the judicial process for criminal offences.

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please, gupt you are trash

have not changed your postings for the past 2 years. Same BS articles against muslims, good job. keep up the good work. freaking idiot.

why dont you talk about how women are treated in india.

If you don't agree with an article that's fine, attacking the OP is, however, a TOS violation so please refrain from continuing.

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my sister in law is married to her first cousin and had two miscarriges because there was genitic defects with both of them.

my huband worked in saudi where inbreeding is common and there was alot of genitic problems with alot of the kids there.

he is a doctor and muslim and he even thinks being to close in genitics cause problems. so no one is picking on muslims when they even think it for themselves. chill out.

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UK Minister warns of inbreeding in British Pakistanis

Maybe we can look forward to a British remake of the old American classic movie "Deliverance"? A canoe trip down the Thames and the strange natives with quaint customs encountered along the way?


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